Yale in Hollywood Annual Report 2010-2011
12 committees organized more than 50 events world wide, from 2 dozen
Summer Intern events in LA to our 350-attendee NY Summit, to launch
events in Toronto, New York and Hong Kong. Download report.
Congrats Yalies at Box
- Chris Beck, composer on Hangover 2,
Muppets, Crazy Stupid Love, Tower Heist
- Steve Saklad, Muppets, Prod.
- Gillian Bohrer, Twilight:
- Shawn Levy, Real Steel, Director
- David Sternberg, Puss in
- Thomas Newman: The
- James Franco: Rise of Planet of Apes
- Amanda Silver: Apes,
producer / writer
- Sarah Finn: Casting on Thor,
Captian America, Cowboys & Aliens
- Seth Gordon, Horrible
- John Turturro, Transformers,
- Frances McDormand, Transformers
- Tony Shalhoub, Cars 2 (voice)
- Angela Bassett, Green Lantern
- Paul Giammati, Hangover 2
Congrats Yalies on NextGen List,
Levin Ramon Wilson
The New Girl
Chairs and Board Members
FILM / TV
Nicholas Lewis, Melissa Wolff
Yale in Hollywood
provides a forum for Yalies in - and interested in- entertainment, to
network via panels, mixers, chats, and more.
Our next Yale in Hollywood
Conference is set for March 8-9, 2013, at the Sheraton Universal
Hotel in Los Angeles. We'll celebrate our 10th anniversary with panels,
performances, receptions, and more. If you'd like to help
organize, email Yale in Hollywood Conference Chair
Our dozen committees
including Film/TV, Music, Cultural, Legal, Social, Service, etc.
orgnanize events featuring alum industry experts.
organized more than 50 events last year! To find out
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Sundance Filmmkaer Panel
We held our first-ever Yale in
Hollywood Panel and Mixer at
Flanagan's on Main St. in Park City, Utah. Our
award-winning Yalie Sundance filmmakers discussed how they
developed and made their film, including funding, casting, and
marketing. We also discussed the road to Sundance, how to best
meet people at Sundance, and leveraging Sundance for future filmmaking.
Indie Film Panel
Yalie independent filmmakers shared their tips and stories on
independent filmmaking, including development, working with celebs,
marketing, the film fest circuit, and distribution. Speakers
tips and encouragning remarks in a very candid and inspirational
panel, organized by the Film/TV committee. PICS.
Office, Yalies on YouTube
Yalies who've worked on this year's box
office blockbusters including Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Chris
Beck (Hangover 2, Muppets),
and Joe E Rand (Captain America), and viral video experts from Maker
Studios, Tubefilter and Seedwell, shared tips and stories on getting in
the biz, going to the next level, and viral videos at our Yale in Hollywood
- Fall Symposium. PICS.
Yalie Tony Shalhoub, Emmy-winning star
of Monk, recently shared
YSD, his early days auditioning and his move to Hollywood
and starring on the popular show Monk.
Tips: Embrace fear of failure,
trust instincts, and think outside of the box. Thanks to Yale in
Hollywood - Cultural Diversity Chair Fabienne Wen for organizing, and
host Jeff Locker. PICS
More than 300 attended our inaugural conference in
Los Angeles on March 2010. Conference
keynote with Walter Parkes (Dreamworks)
interviewed by Producer Bruce Cohen (MILK,
Beauty, Oscars 2011), panels with writer/creator David
Milch (Deadwood, NYPD Blue),
Lisa Cortes (Precious),
Michael Beugg (Up in the Air, Little
Miss Sunshine), Tony Phelan (Grey's
Anatomy), Jordan Mechner (Prince of
Persia) and dozens more. See: PICS,
More than 350 Yalies and friends attended our
Yale in Hollywood - New York Summit at the W on
Lexington in New York on March 4-5, 2011.
Panel topics included: independent filmmaking, music, publishing,
storytelling, new media, and more. We
concluded with a Keynote Interview with Sheila Nevins, President of HBO
Documentary Films. Our Summit also included band performances,
and lunch networking, and more. PICS.
Hong Kong Launch
More than 50 Yale alums and Hong Kong film
industry professionals gathered in a beautiful
ballroom at the Langham Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui
to celebrate Yale in Hollywood - Hong Kong's kickoff inaugural event on March 24, 2011, during the Hong Kong International
Film Festival. After mingling over cocktails and canapés, guests
enjoyed our panel "From Hollywood
to China: Filmmaking in a Changing World." PICS.
Hollywood gets AYA Award
Yale in Hollywood received the award for "Best Marketing, Branding, and
award at the AYA Assembly in 2010, thanks to its weekly email
newsletter, strong social media presence (Facebook group, Twitter), web
site, and proactive marketing of events. Thanks AYA!
Yale in Hollywood
Previous Event Speakers
Arndt, Amazing Race 4
Amy Aquino, actress
Beau Bauman, Cry Wolf prod
Chris Beck, composer
Michael Beugg, ex.prd,Sunshine
Bob Bookman, CAA
Bruce Cohen, prod Am. Beauty
Anne Marie Cruz, sr.ed, People
Charles Evered, playwright
Jon Feldman, Tru Calling
Keith Ferrazzi, consultant
Lucy Fisher, Red Wagon
Sarah Halley Finn, casting
Joel Flatow, RIAA
Jud Friedman, songwriter/prod.
Scott Gamzon, Apprentice ed.
Jeremy Garelick, Break-Up writ
Neil Goldman, Scrubs
Lowell Goodman, reality TV
Seth Gordon, 4 Christmases pr
Don Granger, Mutual Films
Tanya Grieg, Interscope
Michael Gross, Family Ties actor
Kathyrn Hahn, actress
Allan Heinberg, writer/prod. OC
Karen Hermelin, MarketCast
Gail Katz, ex.pr Cashmere Mafia
Jane Kaczmarek Malclm/Middle
Jason Kramer, market research
Tania Krebs, ent. lawyer
Phil LaMarr, voice actor
John LaViolette, attorney
Robinne Lee, actress
| Preston Lewis, WB
Ed Lichty, COO, VUDU
Peter Liguori, Fox TV President
Don London, story editor
Rob Long, Cheers writer
Peter Marks, Universal P, VP research
Jordan Mechner, wr Prince of Persia
David Milch, NYPD Blue, Deadwood
Brian Nelson, wr Hard Candy
Gary Newman, Fox TV.
Greg Pak, Robot Stories director
Walter Parkes, Dreamworks head
Hugo Perez, filmmaker
April Pesa, writer Scrubs, I'm With Her
Tony Phelan, writ/pr Grey's Anatomy
Robert Picardo, Star Trek holodoc
Amy Povich, actress
John Romano, writer/prod/editor
Lisanne Sartor, writer
Michele Schultz, Sony -legal
Tony Shalhoub, Monk actor
Steve Skrovan, ex prd, Raymond
Joe Smith, former WB Records
David Steinberg, American Pie 2
George Suhayda, Sony Imageworks
Michael Taylor, writ,Battlestar Gal.
Charles Wachter, producer/story ed.
Cliff Warner, Theme park consultant
Speed Weed, writer, New Amsterdam
Suzanne Whang, comedian, host
Doug Wick, Red Wagon
Sally Willcox, CAA
Henry Winkler, Happy Days actor, writer
Rob Wright, writer, co ex-pr Las Vegas
Additional Distinguished Speakers:
- Jesse Alexander,
Heroes, LOST; Exec Prod. Alias
- Julia Boorstin, CNBC's entertainment reporter
- Mark Goffman, Law and Order SVU; Producer,
Studio 60, West Wing
Levin, CEO of Generate; Former CEO, WB
- Adam Rymer, Universal Pictures
- Lucy Fisher, Red Wagon Productions
- Luke Perry, actor, Beverly Hills 90210, Windfall
- Edward Pressman, prod, American Psycho, Wall Street
If you are or would like
to put us in touch with a potential speaker, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizes summer internship giving 2-3
dozen current Yale students important experience at
LA entertainment companies each summer, like Sony Pictures, Lionsgate,
PHOTO: Day Tour to Malibu
and chats featuring Yalies on film and TV.
PHOTO: Writer Panel with 3 WGA award nom Yalie writers for
Breaking Bad, Friday Night
Lights, and web series.
Chair: Peter Marks, Joanne Roboz
chats and showcases for composers, songwriters and performers.
PHOTO: Joe E Rand music editing in Cap.America
Chair: Kristelia Garcia
legal issues, from film financing to music licensing, etc.
PHOTO: Show Me the Media Money: Financing Production
panel at Sony Pictures
Chair: Jay Dougherty
culturally diverse panelists and issues.
PHOTO: Actor Panel w Yalie actors and agents giving advice
on acting, finding a manager, picking right roles, headshots, etc.
Chair: Fabienne Wen
at bars, etc.
PHOTO: Summer mixer at Blue Dog Tavern
Contact: Amanda Glassman
and coordinates with Yale Day of Service
PHOTO: Gardening and painting at Palms Culver City School
Chair: Avi Gandhi
readings for actors, singers, etc.
Chairs: Jade Haviland, Jeff Locker
featuring Yalies in online, new media, viral videos,
campus for Yale students, including helping promote the Yale
in Hollywood summer internship on campus, and organizing the Yale in
Hollywood at Yale inviting alums back to campus to share with students.
Yalies in entertainment who
visit campus are invited to speak with current students about
entertainment via chats, dinners, etc.